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Spring is coming despite another cold snap

The sun peered through clouds yesterday and many locals went out to enjoy the good weather. But another cold front is approaching and will bring rain and chill to the city from Wednesday, local forecasters said. Heavy downpours are expected...

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2016 G20 summit will be held in Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay on China’s coast between Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal...

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Lunch with the FT: Amitav Ghosh

Over spicy ‘Calcutta Chinese’ food, the novelist talks about the ‘cognitive problem’ that separates India and China, and surfacing for air after completing his epic Ibis trilogy Iam choking, reaching for water and trying to talk at the same time....

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The Soft Edge of Cut Paper

Red velvet, holographic accents and giant cartoon sheep; it’s hard to escape the many incarnations of China’s papercut tradition as the Spring Festival approaches, pasted over shopping centre windows in loud celebration. In Hangzhou’s Long Gang You Lan Papercut Workshop,...

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City adds two schools for foreign expatriates

Hangzhou’s education administration approved the founding of Hangzhou Chinese International School and Hangzhou World Foreign Language School in early February for kids of foreign expatriates. The city currently has two schools for foreigners. Hangzhou International School teaches American courses and...

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City to enact China’s first e-commerce regulations

The Hangzhou government approved the city’s draft regulations on Internet transaction yesterday. The bylaw is expected to be the first e-commerce regulations in China. Hangzhou is home to 29,725 e-commerce websites, including such giants as Tmall.com and Taobao.com. They have...